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New field turf comes with some restrictions
Kodiak Parks and Recreation staff can stop worrying about lakes of mud ruining play at the Baranof Park football field, but the new artificial turf is vulnerable to a different menace — sunflower seeds. “Anything with a shell, basically,” engineer Tyler Meno warned representatives of local sports groups Tuesday. “Any foreign object you want to keep off these fields.” The tiny, sharp edges of sunflower seed shells ...
Aug 29, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gridiron Guessers challenge
Think you have what it takes to beat the Kodiak Daily Mirror Gridiron Guessers gang of sports reporter Derek Clarkston, publisher Richard Harris and “Jock of the Rock’s” Ron Sears in picking NFL games? To find out, go to www.espn.com and click on the fantasy and games tab. Under that go to Pigskin Pick ’em and then create or join a group. Search for the group name KDM. The password is “KDM.” Prizes will be awarded...
Aug 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roberson wins first Kodiak major
It didn’t take Dustin Roberson long to win his first Kodiak golf major. Roberson, a year after moving to the Emerald Island from Juneau, captured the men’s championship flight of the 12th Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Last year, Roberson finished second to Brett Larsen by one stroke. This time around, Roberson cruised to a four-shot victory over John Sullivan. The big-hitting...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lund captures fifth Eco Challenge win
The trick to winning the Eco Challenge is having Betsy Lund on your team. Lund won an unprecedented fifth Eco Challenge title Saturday to easily make her the queen of Kodiak adventure racing. Lund has been on the winning side of half of the 10 Eco Challenge events. This year she teamed with husband Andy Schroeder — owner of three Challenge wins — Nick Kesling and Jacob Privat. “She is the most decorated athlete in...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stuart Lutton tees off Saturday
The 12th Stuart Lutton Golf Tournament tees off this weekend at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The annual event is a 36-hole tournament that features four divisions — men’s championship, first and second flights and a women’s division. Organizer Skip Bolton said about 30 golfers have signed up and he is hoping to draw a larger women’s field this year. Kriss Larsen was the only woman to compete in last year’s tournam...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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CG’s Eco Challenge set for Saturday
The most grueling and challenging annual race in Kodiak takes place Saturday. The Eco Challenge, a day-long mystery adventure around Kodiak, gets underway at 8 a.m. The event is organized by the Coast Guard’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation department. Fourteen teams will be entered in Saturday’s race, up three teams from last year’s race. “I thought there would be more,” MWR athletic director Todd Smith said. T...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fogle to run at S.D. school
Jordan Fogle left his imprint on Kodiak High School’s running programs. Now, he hopes to do the same at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Fogle, a 2012 KHS graduate, will run cross country and track at the NAIA school located in Spearfish. Fogle joins a long list of students to run in college after leaving coach Marcus Dunbar behind. “I always thought I could run in college. I’m pretty darn honored,” F...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle roughed up in Mont.
Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle didn’t fare well in his only outing in the Northwest Region 7 tournament. Mahle started for Kenai’s Post 20 Twins on Thursday and took the loss in a 12-2 defeat to Waipahu, Hawaii in an opening-round game in Billings, Mt. In 3.2 innings, Mahle, a rising Kodiak High School senior, gave up 11 runs on 10 hits. The right-hander struck out two and walked one. Kenai, Alaska’s American Legion AA st...
Aug 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics local games on tap
While the Summer Olympics in London are wrapping up, the fall Special Olympics are just getting started. Kodiak’s Special Olympics is hosting the fall local games Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m., followed by individual skills golf assessments and bocce team play. Team play golf begins at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by closing ceremonies at 1:45 p.m.
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle, Twins head to Mont.
Kodiak High School rising Senior Brandon Mahle and his Kenai Post 20 Twins are headed to Montana. The Twins won four games in two days to win the Alaska Legion AA State Baseball Tournament on Saturday. Kenai defeated Chugiak 8-7 and 11-4 to claim its first title since 1995. The title sends Kenai to the American Legion Northwest 7 Tournament in Billings, Mont., where it will open against Hawaii on Thursday. Teams f...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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